[Distutils] [buildout] is there a way to force re-install of a part?

Nathan Yergler nathan at creativecommons.org
Wed Sep 30 17:24:04 CEST 2009

My suspicion is that it's a djangorecipe issue (because I've run into
it myself).  I say this because I seem to recall that if I change the
installation dependencies, zc.recipe.egg:scripts will notice that and
regenerate the wrapper script.  djangorecipe definitely does not.  I
haven't dug into the recipe to see what they're doing differently (and
I haven't taken the time to actually confirm this so I could be


On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 6:27 AM, Chris Withers <chris at simplistix.co.uk> wrote:
> Tres Seaver wrote:
>>> I have a part using the djangorecipe part that stubbornly refuses to
>>> notice that I've changed an eggs dependencies or changed the stuff in the
>>> develop line of the [buildout] section.
>>> I've tried "bin/buildout install djangopart" but this doesn't have any
>>> effect. The only way I've found to get the part to re-install is to change
>>> the options in the part, install, and then put the options back like I want
>>> them before re-installing :-(
>>  $ rm -rf parts/djangopart; bin/buildout
> Does anyone know if this is a problem with djangorecipe or buildout?
> I only *remember* experiencing this with djangorecipe. If it *is*
> djangorecipe, anyone know what it's doing wrong? ;-)
> Chris
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